I was very happy when FG arrested Nnamdi Kanu – El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that he was very happy when the Federal Government of Nigeria arrested Nnamdi Kanu because the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, jumped bail and jeopardized his sureties.

El-Rufai explained that he was joyful because Kanu challenged the sovereignty and the authority of a state and incited violence, describing his own country as a zoo.

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The governor said this in an interview on BBC Pidgin on Friday morning.

DAILY POST recalls that the leader of the separatist group was arrested last Sunday.

The Federal High Court in Abuja had on Tuesday ordered that Kanu be remanded in a Department of State Service (DSS) facility, pending the determination of his trial.

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El-Rufai said, “I was very happy [when Nnamdi Kanu was arrested] because, first, he jumped bail, jeopardizing his sureties.

“Secondly, a person that challenges the sovereignty and the authority of a state and incites violence; he refers to his own country as a zoo.

“This should be a message to all these separatists challenging the authority of the Nigerian State to be very careful.”